Penn Science Cafe

Hauling science out of the lab for a night on the town, the Penn Science Café offers the Philadelphia region an opportunity to pitch questions to leading scientific experts who drop the jargon to explain their work in layman's terms. All Penn Science Café events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming events in this series:


6:00 pm
Danielle BassettSkirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, Departments of Bioengineering and Electrical and Systems EngineeringYour Brain: An Ever-Changing Network World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Each of us lives our life as a node in multiple networks; our relationships with members of our family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors are just a few examples. But perhaps the most complicated network we engage with in our daily lives is the network inside our heads: the human brain. Bassett will explain some of the ways this network is constantly changing and how those changes predict how well people learn new skills.               

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research at the Penn Science Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. Contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4-6 p.m.